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Ayrshire Amateur Football Association
The Ayrshire Amateur Football Association (AFA) is a football (soccer) league competition, primarily for amateur clubs in the Ayrshire region of Scotland. The association was founded in 1935, making it one of the oldest in the country. The association is affiliated to the Scottish Amateur Football Association.
The AFA is split into four single tiers - a Premier Division at the summit with three divisions below, each on a separate level. Each tier has two promotion/relegation positions between divisions.
- Premier Division
- Division 1
- Division 2
- Division 3
The AFA season runs from August to May, with each team playing each other once in the league. The top two teams in the Premier Division are promoted to the West Region Amateur Football League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division 1. The top two teams in Division 1 are promoted to the Premier Division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division 2. The top two teams in Division 2 are promoted to Division 1, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division 3.
The AFA also runs a number of cup competitions, including the Ayrshire Amateur Cup, the West District Amateur Cup, and the Ayrshire Junior Cup.
The Ayrshire Amateur Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in the AFA, and is open to all teams in the association. The West District Amateur Cup is open to teams in the AFA and the West Region Amateur Football League. The Ayrshire Junior Cup is open to teams in the Ayrshire Junior Football Association.